27. March 2018 · Partner News, Press Releases

IT Security at the Highest Level with Cyber Defense Services from CANCOM

IT departments are increasingly reaching their limits when it comes to IT security and compliance. Constant monitoring of the latest threat situations worldwide, the ability to react at any time in emergency situations, new EU data protection and IT security rules: The basic requirements for up-to-date IT security alone are hardly affordable internally, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. That is why the new CANCOM Security Operations Center (SOC) now supports precisely these companies with Cyber Defense Services. The principle is to make IT security at the highest level accessible even to medium-sized companies - through SOC-as-a-Service.

Munich - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, companies' IT environments must be monitored and ready to defend themselves in an emergency. In addition, there are increased compliance requirements due to the EU's Basic Data Protection Regulation and the IT Security Act for Critical Infrastructures. The basic requirements for modern IT security alone are hardly affordable with internal resources, especially for medium-sized companies. CANCOM therefore now offers IT security with maximum scope and availability from its new Security Operations Center (SOC) as a custom-fit service: SOC-as-a-Service.


As one of the leading German IT service providers and managed service providers, CANCOM is adding to existing range of IT security services, i.e. security support, managed security services and security-as-a-service, the SOC on top. "The combination of automated tool-based attack detection and CANCOM IT security experts creates a security offering that raises our customers' security standards to a whole new level," explains Frank Richter, Executive Vice President at CANCOM.


The cyber defense services delivered from the new SOC are aimed primarily at companies that cannot operate 24/7 attack monitoring and defense themselves, or do not want to because of the high internal effort involved. After an initial planning and set-up phase, the services can be obtained from CANCOM as a monthly service - and to an individually desired extent. CANCOM security analysts work hand in hand with the IT departments of the companies.


Combined expertise from CANCOM and IBM against cyber attacks

CANCOM's Security Operations Center permanently monitors the customer's IT environments. This is done not only automatically but always with the help of security analysts. Security incidents are not only reported technically, but also analyzed in greater depth and the threat level assessed. This analysis makes it possible to respond to attacks in a way that is precisely tailored to the IT environment being attacked. In addition, continuous vulnerability scanning of the customer's IT is available from the SOC in order to identify potential attack targets and close potential security gaps in a targeted manner. In this way, prevention and defense against attacks merge seamlessly.


The SOC-as-a-Service offering is supplemented by the monitoring and expert assessment of global IT security incidents and the inclusion of developments in the IT security industry. The security analysts are supported in this by IBM's leading security SIEM solution QRadar and the warnings and recommendations for action provided by IBM Security Intelligence. "For the development of the CANCOM Security Operations Center, IBM was the logical choice as the market leader for IT security, cyber security and threat intelligence. Moreover, with the planned integration of IBM Watson Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, our future security level will be continuously improved by the operation of the SOC," explains Oliver Schallhorn, Executive Vice President at CANCOM.


All services related to Cyber Defense Services are provided by CANCOM for German and international customers from Germany. For more information on the CANCOM Security Operations Center and Cyber Defense Services, please visit: https://www.cancom.com/xaas/security/cyber-defense-services/


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).